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  1. 1. how do you pronounce skein

    • sk-INE
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    • sk-EEN
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i dont see a difference in the way the poll options are pronounced...

 

 

i say it as skeeen (rhymes with theme)... learned it from my grandmom

 

skine rhymes with line.

skeen rhymes with mean.

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Long A here too (skane). Which the dictionary assures me is the correct way. For some reason, my husband thinks it's a hilarious word. He's strange though.

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Long A here too (skane). Which the dictionary assures me is the correct way. For some reason, my husband thinks it's a hilarious word. He's strange though.

 

The Merriam-Webster audio function agrees too. :compute

 

For some reason, my husband thinks it's a hilarious word.

 

I have heard other people laugh when they hear the word too. But they couldn't crochet. And I say if you can't do it, you can't laugh about it :rofl.

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Neither! I call it "sk-ANE".

 

(I'm Southern, that's how everyone says it around here!)

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looks like I am with the majority, skane. I am not usually with the majority at all, this maybe a first time, lol.

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:cheerDepends if you say, How Now Brown Cow, or Hoo Noo Broon Coo, or High Nigh Brine Cie or Har Nar Brarn Car.
It is all in the way you hold your mouth.

Remember though, it is spelled sk[SIZE=4]EI[/SIZE]n not sk[SIZE=4]IE[/SIZE]n.

What does it matter asl long as we all know what we are talking about.

Call it a [SIZE=4]hank[/SIZE] and you will not have a problem.

Great discussion topic.

Now how do you pronounce [SIZE=4]Boucle[/SIZE] which should have a little thingy over the e.

I say [SIZE=4]Boo Clay[/SIZE].
What about you?

Have fun.
Colleen:hug
You say Bananas, I say Barnarnars, you say Potatoes and I say Potartoes. Potatoes, potartoes, tomatoes, tomartoes......

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Ummm neither. I always thought it to be pronounced, "skayne" as in/like saying the word rain or (reign). You know, it has that "ei" thing going on, so that's why I have pronounced it that way :yarn:think

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Long A here too (skane). Which the dictionary assures me is the correct way. For some reason, my husband thinks it's a hilarious word. He's strange though.

Yeah SabrinaJL, that's what I'm talkin' 'bot. :lol

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huh? You learn something new every day. Everyone I have heard always said it with a long E sound so I assumed that was how it was said, lol.

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I say it with the long a sound.

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I say it with the long a sound.

 

Me too! Never heard it pronounced any other way...

 

Sara

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I don't use either pronunciation. I say it like "skAne", with a long "A" like in stay.

 

Elle

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Neither. I say sk ay n with a long a.

 

Me too. Now my dear SIL from the south has the long ee pronounciation. And she's a speach pathologist.

 

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I have always said it like "skeen" but my grandmother always said it like "skane" with a long 'a'.

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skane ( like rain) so neither for me

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Wow, I've always pronounced it skeen, I have never heard of the skane way. I did hear Vanna White one night on the end of Wheel of Fortune when she was debuting her new yarn, Vanna's Choice and she pronounced it skine. Hmmm, I guess no matter how you say it, it translates.

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